John Bradley MD
John has an experienced and quality track record in Scaffolding at all levels of complexity. Since 1973, John has worked for BICC, Mills Scaffold Ltd, Palmers Scaffolding Ltd and gained City and Guilds in General Engineering, P1 and P2 Scaffolding Cards. He has worked successfully in sales, contracts and planning. He was an off-shore Branch Manager at Lowestoft, organising and pricing scaffold for gas platforms. In 1982 he set up a
Small Works Contract Division in north London taking the position of Branch Manager of Palmers, Charlton, and South London. The company continued to grow successfully and following demand for works outside of the London area, John felt that a new location was needed in order for him to cover such a greater area. He went into partnership with 2 other people and took over Novamace in South London. Kent was considered an ideal location, allowing him to service the whole of the South East and London Areas. From this point John and another existing partner created the company Maidstone Scaffolding Ltd in 2003.
In 2003 – Maidstone Scaffolding Ltd was born: Based in Collier Street near Marden, Kent. The business has always had a high quality work ethic but John was keen to expand and develop the company further, so in 2007 he bought out his partner and became the sole Managing Director of Maidstone Scaffolding Ltd. From that time on he has strived to fulfill training programs for all supervisors and scaffolders, NVQ qualifications in Business Studies for the office staff, maintain Health and Safety to high level for employees and company status by employing a H/S Advisor. John has an extremely good working relationship with his customers, some of who he has worked for, for over 20 years. He continues to take a hands on approach to the running of the business and you will regularly find him out and about meeting with customers and pricing work.
His expectation of the company is to continue with the high standard of service and relationships with his customers which range from blue chip companies such as EDF to a householder with a small frontage. Along with a motivated crew of scaffolders and office staff helping him to maintain Kent's Premier Scaffolding Company that is also used and is recognised nationally.
Key staff include:
- Glenn Latto - Supervisor.
Qualification: Advanced Scaffolder Experience: Began life within the scaffolding industry in 1984 as a trainee on a YTS scheme before progressing through various companies to build his skills and then joining Maidstone Scaffolding, progressing through the ranks to become John's supervisor
- Gavin Cardno - Contracts Manager.
Qualification:Advanced Scaffolder. Experience: Began life within the scaffolding industry in 1984, again gaining skills and experience within various companies before joining Maidstone Scaffolding in 2008.
- Simon Taylor- Senior Estimator / surveyor.
- Paul Turner- Sales / Trainee Estimator.
- Scaffolders: All scaffolders hold either a Part 1 or part 2 qualification. Other staff are classed as drivers/labourers or trainee's and all staff are put through their relevant training as and when they are ready.
- Office Staff:
Covering all area's of the day to day running of the office including accounts, payroll, general administration, sales and Marketing, etc along with being the first point of contact when you call.